1. Check or Establish Residency
The amount of your tuition is based on whether your residency is marked in-state or out-of-state. If you have never applied to Central Piedmont, please complete the residency determination and then the Central Piedmont application. If you have previously applied, you do not need to apply again. If you already have a Residency Certification Number (RCN), please submit your RCN to admissions by completing the RCN Submission Form in the students menu in MyCollege. If you already have a Central Piedmont login, you can check your residency status by logging into MyCollege and clicking on tuition residency status.
2. Attend College and Career Readiness New Student Seminar
For more information please visit the Central Campus Education Center Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3. Apply for Admission to Central Piedmont
If you have applied to Central Piedmont before but don’t know your student ID number or username, or if you are not sure if you are in our system, please call or email us before completing the application. If you do not receive an email with your student ID number within one business day, please contact admissions or email email@example.com. If you have never applied to Central Piedmont, please complete the residency determination and then the application. If you have previously applied, you do not need to apply again.
4. Take the Career and College Readiness Placement Test
- please arrive 15 minutes early; late arrivals will be referred to the next testing session
- students will be tested in reading and math
- your placement test results will help your advisor place you in classes that meet your needs
- the placement test is not a pass/fail exam.
- bring your government-issued photo ID on the day of testing
- during your testing session, you will be given a follow-up appointment with an academic and career advisor
5. Submit Official Transcripts
Prospective students must have earned a minimum of 18 credits toward graduation in high school prior to entering the Adult High School Diploma Program. Obtain your high school transcript in a sealed envelope and bring it to the Central Campus Education Center Welcome Center.
- Request an official copy of your high school transcript:
- CMS Student Records: 4335 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Bring a photo ID and be prepared to pay $9 (cash only) for the transcript.
- Non-CMS Schools: Students should request an official transcript from all of the high schools they attended.
- Bring your official high school transcript in its original sealed envelope to Central Campus Education Center, Room 115
An Adult High School advising appointment will be scheduled if the transcript analyst determines that a minimum of 18 credits have been previously completed in high school. The student will be notified if the transcript analyst determines that a minimum of 18 credits have not been completed in high school, disqualifying the student from participating in the Adult High School Program. For help, contact Hope Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704.330.2722, ext. 3158, or 704.330.6129.
6. Meet with Your Advisor to Register for Classes
- make an appointment with the Adult High School advisor approximately a week after you submit your high school transcript
- your advisor will review your test results during your advising appointment
- your advisor will also discuss your career interests and any potential barriers to attending class regularly
- your advisor will help you develop a career and academic plan and register you in classes